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Posted: 7/1/2015 12:55:30 AM EDT
I'm in the market for a new flashlight (left my good one out of state). I need a relatively high output, and it should run off of 18650 rechargeable batteries. My last one was a Fenix.

Make your recommendations and help me spend some money!

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:58:55 AM EDT
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Fenix.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:59:50 AM EDT
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My bedside light is a Fenix TK22.  Runs off a single 18650.  I know Fenix has updated their 2015 catalogue so there might be newer models.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:02:40 AM EDT
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I love my Nitecore P16.

Survived going through the laundry a few times, been dropped.  Bight as hell at 960 lumens if memory serves me right.  Wish I would've gotten a second battery though.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:02:40 AM EDT
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SOOO many options, entirely depends on form factor, flood/throw, modes, etc.

Something from here should work - http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=80
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:03:25 AM EDT
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I like my Malkoff Hound Dog.  I've abused it pretty hard for the past year or so, it's held up fine.  I use it as a door knocker all the time.  It's also blindingly bright.  Ability to stand it on the tail cap is nice, I like the twist head to dim.

I have the four cell version (uses two 18650s).
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:08:24 AM EDT
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PD35
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:31:25 AM EDT
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I have a bunch, but my Fenix PD 32 is my favorite. It's very bright but small, and has a separate switch for brightness.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:34:42 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:42:43 AM EDT
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Look into the ZebraLight SC600w mkII, or the SC62w, for neutral white emitters.

They only run on 18650s and their UI is pretty comprehensive.

The Fenix PD35 UE, or NiteCore P12 are small 25mm x 5" type lights that can be pretty flexible, but not like the ZebraLights.

If you want a basic 18650 light in that form factor, that won't break the bank, the Convoy S2+ lights are really well built for under $25.

Chris
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:45:46 AM EDT
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Klarus XT series.

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:47:29 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:49:47 AM EDT
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zebra light
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:52:32 AM EDT
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Extremebeam or Olight

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:57:08 AM EDT
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Jetbeam JetIII M Pro

Amazon

I used to like Fenix but after a string of failures now I like Jetbeam.  These things really are durable and reliable.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:02:45 AM EDT
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Olight M22 Warrior! Best light I have ever seen.

Olight
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:15:07 AM EDT
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What's your budget?

And check out www.candlepowerforums.com

If you are into modding things there is a subforum for Vinh modded lights, some of the lights mentioned he mods for power and/or beam and tint. I personally really like the modded lights but it costs more.

The Fenix PD35 is a great light, Vinh mods that and I love it. Another option would be the Acebeam EC32 unmodded or modded by Vinh.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:17:52 AM EDT
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Vinh's subforum for modded lights.

Start checking this out if interested. My personal favorite for lights.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:22:47 AM EDT
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FPNI.

I have a PD32 and a PD35. I like the 32 more due to the tailcap switch. I keep the 35 in my work bag as an emergency light.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:27:24 AM EDT
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Sucky part is you really cant go wrong with any light suggested here!

Have fun deciding!  Deciding on a light last time cost me about $350 as I bough every one I was interested in and messed with it for a while LOL.

I am currently on a 4xAA kick but most likely moving to an 18650 kick next.  Though I really want an EA11 and EC11 from nitecore which leads me to say check out the EC20 and EC21 http://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/ec20 and http://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/ec21

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:37:31 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:54:11 AM EDT
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Sucky part is you really cant go wrong with any light suggested here!

Have fun deciding!  Deciding on a light last time cost me about $350 as I bough every one I was interested in and messed with it for a while LOL.

I am currently on a 4xAA kick but most likely moving to an 18650 kick next.  Though I really want an EA11 and EC11 from nitecore which leads me to say check out the EC20 and EC21 http://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/ec20 and http://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/ec21

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I did the 4xAA light kick 18 months back.

Settled on the Sunwayman D40A CW.  More elegant than some others, choice of CW, or NW emitters, pretty compact.  That class is nice, but it's generally too big for EDC carry and with the newer 4x18650 soup-can monster lights coming out these days, like the Noctigon M43 Meteor, or my modified SupFire M6 from Mountain Electronics, the 4xAA size isn't much smaller, but the others are might brighter, albeit heavier, as well.

Still, every collection should have some Eneloops and a 4xAA light.

Chris
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:05:27 PM EDT
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Fenix PD35. End thread.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:08:29 PM EDT
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FPNI.

I have a PD32 and a PD35. I like the 32 more due to the tailcap switch. I keep the 35 in my work bag as an emergency light.
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FPNI.

I have a PD32 and a PD35. I like the 32 more due to the tailcap switch. I keep the 35 in my work bag as an emergency light.


The PD35 has a tail cap switch. The side switch is for changing modes.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:23:58 PM EDT
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I did the 4xAA light kick 18 months back.

Settled on the Sunwayman D40A CW.  More elegant than some others, choice of CW, or NW emitters, pretty compact.  That class is nice, but it's generally too big for EDC carry and with the newer 4x18650 soup-can monster lights coming out these days, like the Noctigon M43 Meteor, or my modified SupFire M6 from Mountain Electronics, the 4xAA size isn't much smaller, but the others are might brighter, albeit heavier, as well.

Still, every collection should have some Eneloops and a 4xAA light.

Chris
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Sucky part is you really cant go wrong with any light suggested here!

Have fun deciding!  Deciding on a light last time cost me about $350 as I bough every one I was interested in and messed with it for a while LOL.

I am currently on a 4xAA kick but most likely moving to an 18650 kick next.  Though I really want an EA11 and EC11 from nitecore which leads me to say check out the EC20 and EC21 http://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/ec20 and http://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/ec21



I did the 4xAA light kick 18 months back.

Settled on the Sunwayman D40A CW.  More elegant than some others, choice of CW, or NW emitters, pretty compact.  That class is nice, but it's generally too big for EDC carry and with the newer 4x18650 soup-can monster lights coming out these days, like the Noctigon M43 Meteor, or my modified SupFire M6 from Mountain Electronics, the 4xAA size isn't much smaller, but the others are might brighter, albeit heavier, as well.

Still, every collection should have some Eneloops and a 4xAA light.

Chris


Yeah, I picked up a Nitecore EA41(2015) and Thrunite TN4A and some enloop pro's, both CW. Fun lights.  Love the TN4A  Yes, I think a 4x18650 is one of my next purchases LOL.. I love the small lights that just go.. they impress people who have no idea LOL.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:25:56 PM EDT
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